Maps, tables, figures and measurement; Acknowledgements; Introduction to the third edition; Introduction to the second edition; 1. The British period, 1788-1870; 2. The military and the frontier, 1788-1901; 3. The colonial period, 1870-1901; 4. A new nation and its military forces, 1901-14; 5. The Great War, 1914-18; 6. The inter-war years, 1919-39; 7. The Second World War, 1939-41; 8. The Second World War, 1942-5; 9. The postwar challenge, 1945-55; 10. The wars of diplomacy, 1955-72; 11. From Cold War to global war on terror, 1972- ; Appendix 1. Chronological list of chiefs of staff of the armed forces; Appendix 2. The armed forces: strength and expenditure; Select and annotated Bibliography; Index.
A revised and updated edition of one of the most acclaimed accounts of Australian military history.
Jeffrey Grey is a Professor of History in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.
"This is a superior survey of an eventful and fascinating subject."
W. David McIntyre, The Journal of Military History
"Grey's history of the Australian armed forces is a stimulating account of the interaction of the civilian and military sectors within a democratic nation." Choice